Faces of Public Health

NewPublicHealth Q&A: John Auerbach and Cheryl Bartlett on the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust

The Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust is a four-year, $60 million project designed to support prevention and health-promotion activities in the state. The first project of its kind in the United States will fund six to 12 collaborative initiatives, and partners on the initiative will include municipalities, community-based organizations, health care providers, regional agencies and health plans. Information on the Trust is detailed in a new report prepared by the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Northeastern's Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) releases white paper on Massachusetts' Groundbreaking Prevention and Wellness Trust. Northeastern News reports on if the MA Health Trust can have a national impact.

Northeastern’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) releases white paper on Massachusetts’ Groundbreaking Prevention and Wellness Trust. Northeastern News reports on if the MA Health Trust can have a national impact.

The white paper, pre­pared by Northeastern’s IUHRP, exam­ines a Mass­a­chu­setts ini­tia­tive that takes an alter­na­tive approach to sup­porting public health pro­grams: the Mass­a­chu­setts Pre­ven­tion and Well­ness Trust, a four-​​year, $60 mil­lion project designed to sup­port pre­ven­tion and health pro­mo­tion activ­i­ties and gather evi­dence on the cost sav­ings achieved by these activities.

John Auerbach

Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice Director, John Auerbach, Publishes Discussion Paper with Institute of Medicine

Opportunity Knocks: Population Health in State Innovation Models – A closer look at emerging opportunity for reorienting the way we pay for health in the United States toward a greater focus on the non-clinical factors that make people healthy, such as the social and environmental conditions in places where people live, learn, play, and work.

John Auerbach

Lessons From the Front Line: The Massachusetts Experience of the Role of Public Health in Health Care Reform

What wasn’t so obvious was what the Depart­ment of Public Health and I had to do with all this. We were watching all the action but con­fined to the sidelines. Could public health assist in the imple­men­ta­tion of health care reform? Even more important,would health care reform change the role and the work of public health?
Hortensia Amaro

3Qs: It can take a village to beat an addiction

Grammy Award-​​winning pop singer Amy Wine­house, whose drug and alcohol abuse over­shad­owed her musical talent, was found dead last weekend at her London apart­ment. We asked Hort­ensia Amaro — pro­fessor and asso­ciate dean in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences and director of the Insti­tute on Urban Health Research — to ana­lyze the behavior of indi­vid­uals who struggle with sub­stance abuse.